RealRides of WNY - 1970 Sport Fury GT

Came across this rarely seen (these days) 1970 Plymouth Sport Fury GTa few summers ago at a cruise night in Grimsby, Ontario. The GT came standard with a 350-hp 4-bbl 440 — a 390-hp 6-bbl version was optional. All GTs (and the tamer Sport Fury S/23 with its 318 V8) came with reflective “Strobe Stripes”on the sides and rear deck, along with a heavy-duty suspension. You might also

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Wagonaire

Introduced a couple of years earlier, the Studebaker Wagonaire(this one’s a’65) seemed like the best of both worlds: the comfort of an enclosed automobile with a pickup truck’s ability to carry large, tall objects. The debut 1963 brochure shows what appears to be a refrigerator in the cargo hold (bottom photo)— would love to see the loading-and-unloading video of thatoperat

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Mark IV Continental

Over the years there have been Lincolns, there have been Continentals, and there have been Lincoln Continentals. Similar, but different. Today’s feature is a 1959 Mark IV Continental, seen late last summer in Grimsby, Ontario. The Continental was the pricier of the Lincoln Division’s lineup for 1959, which consisted of the Lincoln and Lincoln Premiere, in 2- and 4-door hardtop and conv

UPDATE!! - RealRides of WNY - 1956 Meteor Rideau

When I arrived at the final car show of the season last month in Grimsby, Ontario, I almost missed seeing this 1956 Meteor Rideau Club Sedan. A few minutes after my arrival I saw it making its way towards the exit, and I literally ran though three rows of cars to get a photo or two. Luckily the owner got delayed in line trying to leave the parking lot. (Do you think he saw me coming? Lol…)

RealRides of WNY - 1981 Puma GTI

It doesn’t happen as often as it used to anymore, but every once in a while I’ll come across a make or model I’ve never seen in person. F’rinstance, this 1981 Puma GTI. If you’re scratching your head, you’re excused. This time. The Puma was built (by a company of the same name) in Brazil, and began production in 1964 as a front-drive, front-engined car using DKW